I was shocked by the bigotry toward N.L. people by Shawn Mitchell’s letter in The Calgary Sun.
As a Newfoundlander and Labradorian, I cannot understand this hostility towards us given what we have given to Alberta and Canada.
I lived in Calgary for six years and pleased to report most Albertans are tolerant and decent people and bigots like Shawn Mitchell makes it bad for us all.
While N.L. is not a perfect place, we gave a lot to Alberta dispute the prejudice against us.
Newfoundland and Labrador had sent Alberta doctors, nurses, teachers, skilled trades, engineers, and other talent and help grow their economy.
People from our province are Rhode Scholars like Bill Rowe and Danny Williams and have contributed to this country. N.L. has exported exceptional talent like Seamus O’Regan who hosted “Canada AM.”
Don’t forget those Newfoundlander and Labradorians who fought and died for Albertans and this country.
Heroes like Gen. Rick Hillier is the iconic military leader whom all Canada should be proud but in Shawn Mitchell’s world, this great man is just another worthless Newfoundlander and Labradorian.
Given this awful bigotry towards us, I think it’s time for us take N.L. out of Canada. Because who wants to live and work in a country where we are not wanted?